RSA Chase

The Royal and SunAlliance Novices’ Chase, also known as the RSA Chase, is the premier novice steeplechase event raced at the Cheltenham Festival. This grade one steeplechase is raced over a distance of 3 miles 110 furlongs on the Cheltenham Old Course and features 19 fences.

The Royal and SunAlliance Novices’ Chase is open to 5 year old and older novice chasers. While the race is fiercely contested by some of the top national hunt stables, winners rarely go on to win feature races at the Cheltenham Festival later in their careers.

RSA Chase Betting Odds

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - Cheltenham - 14:05
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Don Poli13/8
The Young Master5
Kings Palace11/2
Southfield Theatre7
If In Doubt12
Wounded Warrior12
Adriana Des Mottes20
Apache Jack33


Royal and SunAlliance Novices’ Chase History and Winners

The Royal and SunAlliance Novices’ Chase is one of the oldest races run at the Cheltenham Festival. The event was first contested in 1946. The race was briefly run in two divisions in 1948 and 1949 before reverting to its original format in 1950.

While the Royal and SunAlliance Novices’ Chase rarely produces future Cheltenham Festival legends, there are two notable exceptions, Arkle winning the 1963 edition of the race, and 2008 Gold Cup champion Denman winning the race in 2007.

Royal and Sun Alliance Novices Chase Results


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